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[UPDATE] American Documentary Poetics--American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:55pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

American Documentary Poetics

CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA

Call for papers on any topic related to American docupoetics/investigative poetics. Part documentary, part imagination, investigative poetry incorporates a variety of data and reportage into the poem—including photos and images, testimonials, interviews, facts and figures—in order to explore the historical and political conditions of contemporary culture.

Submit 250 to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by January 15, 2017, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University, at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

H.D. at the American Literature Association, Boston, May 25-28, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:55pm
H.D. International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017

The  H.D. International Society (https://hdis.chass.ncsu.edu/) will again be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 25-28, 2017, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although projects working with some aspect of H.D.’s later writing would be particularly welcome given the recent publications of H.D. editions and their scholarly framings. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a short biography/CV to Celena Kusch, ckusch@uscupstate.edu, no later than January 26, 2017.

Carson McCullers and Tolerance

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:55pm
Carson McCullers Society / 28th American Literature Association Conference / Boston, MA / May 25-28, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Carson McCullers Society welcomes abstracts for a panel on tolerance in Carson McCullers’ life and work. The panel call is broad; however, papers that place McCullers’ treatment of issues of diversity, plurality, non-conformity, and difference into dialogue with the contemporary, post-Trump moment or within the shifting currents of the early Civil Rights, pre-Stonewall, and pre-Women’s Liberation Movements are especially encouraged. For instance, panelists might discuss the political bandying about of the phrase “the leftover people” in the most recent presidential election in terms of its multiplex meanings in McCullers’ life and work and in media parlance today.

ALA 2017: Gwendolyn Brooks at 100

updated: 
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 8:05pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

ALA 2017: Gwendolyn Brooks at 100

In “Gwendolyn Brooks at 73,” Haki Madhubuti compared Brooks’s mind to “a tornado redefining the landscape.” The landscape of contemporary literature has been changed by her poems: “poems with muscle and sinew, poems that weren’t afraid to take the language and revamp it, twist it and energize it so that it shimmied and dashed and lingered,” in the words of Rita Dove. At least two new collections—Quraysh Ali Lansana and Sandra Jackson-Opoku’s Revise the Psalm, and Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith’s The Golden Shovel Anthology—will celebrate her centennial in 2017.

Kurt Vonnegut Society at 2017 ALA in Boston

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:00pm
The Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Vonnegut Society will host two panels at the 2017 American Literature Association conference, which will be held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 25-28.  Here is the Call for Papers for that conference.

Please submit proposals of 250 words to vonnegutsociety@gmail.com by January 15, 2017. Please indicate to which panel you are submitting in the subject line.

I.  Adapting/Performing/Framing Vonnegut: Film, Television, and Beyond in Context

The Poet's Corner in Wartime (deadline extended)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 6:58am
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Poet’s Corner in Wartime

Call for Papers:

American Literature Association

May 25-28, 2017

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

Deadline: January 22, 2017

Submissions remain open for 2017 ASLE Conference till December 21

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:20pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Due to some requests for a bit more wiggle room, we will continue to keep submissions open in Submittable till the end of the day tomorrow, 11:59pm EST on December 21.

If you have not yet submitted, there is still time!

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery
June 20-24, 2017
Wayne State University, Detroit MI

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American Literature Assoc., Boston, "Politics of James Purdy"

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:02pm
James Purdy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION

May 25-28, 2017

Westin Copley Place, Boston, Mass.

The James Purdy Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at a session sponsored by the society at the American Literature Association 28th Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25 to May 28.

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